Back to All Events

The Drowsy Chaperone

  • Riverbank Theatre 358 South Water Street Marine City, MI, 48039 United States (map)

The Drowsy Chaperone pays tribute to the Jazz-age shows of the 1920's and the power those shows held to transport us into a dazzling fantasy and to lift our spirits in times of sadness. The audience is greeted by the narrator, Man in Chair, sitting on a darkened stage. He is a fan of vintage musicals who seems to be suffering from free-floating depression, and he quickly decides to cheer things up by playing a record of the original cast recording of a (fictional) Broadway musical entitled "The Drowsy Chaperone". No sooner has the needle touched the record than we, together with the narrator, are transported to a 1928 Broadway theater and into "The Drowsy Chaperone", a play-within-a-play crammed full of every cliche, gag and gimmick from the golden age of musicals.

  • Music and Lyrics by Lisa Lambert and Greg Morrison
  • Book by Bob Martin and Don McKellar

There will be no intermission during this production. Running time: approximate 1.5 hours.


Jeffery Pedue - Man In Chair
Christy Kreidler - Mrs. Tottendale
Randy Skotarczyk - Underling
Luke Bove Robert - Martin
Aaron Buckley - George
Gary Gray - Mr. Feldzieg
Brittany Smith - Kitty
Joey Carrier - Gangster #1
Grayson Kennedy - Gangster #2
Aaron Dennis Smith - Adolpho
Amanda Rae - Janet Van de Graaff
Katherine Guc - The Drowsy Chaperone
Anita Newby - Trix the Aviatrix/Reporter #2
Matt Siadak - Superintendent/Reporter #1

Aaron Dennis Smith - Director
Brittany Smith - Choreographer
Anita Newby - Vocal Director
Matt Siadak - Stage Manager
Monica Lopicolo - Pianist/Music Director




Earlier Event: August 12
Love Letters
Later Event: October 7
The Actress